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It’s holiday time and as a gift giver you may be receiving your child’s top toy wish list.  While buying the hottest and trendiest toys for your child may be the first thing that crosses your mind, CPSC wants to remind you that safety should always come first.

Every year, CPSC receives many reports of kids younger than 15 who end up in hospital emergency rooms with toy-related injuries. Last year, there were more than 174,100 toy-related ER-treated injuries and 7 deaths (…)

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How things have changed when it comes to toy safety.  Back in 2008, 172 toys were recalled — 19 due to lead. In fiscal year 2013, there were 31 toy recalls — none were related to lead.

 

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Our new global system to make toys safer means:

Toys are now tested by independent, third-party testing laboratories around the world.
CPSC and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are at the ports, stopping toys that violate U.S. standards before they reach children’s hands. This recent video (…)

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